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New Zealand First says a steep drop in child abuse rates should set off warning bells across the social sector. “A 12 per cent decrease of children abused is statistically unusual and has made us think twice about blindly believing the Government's...

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Labour's Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says Finance Minister Bill English is set to break another promise to New Zealand workers, talking down the prospect of decent wage increases for workers in an interview today. “National campaigned...

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Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the interest shown in community conservation through the large number of nominations for Conservation Boards in 2015. “This year we have received an overwhelming 142 nominations for the...

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Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says communities in the northeast of the North Island from Cape Reinga to Hawkes Bay, and outer islands such as the Chatham Islands, should make sure they're prepared for the possible impact of Cyclone Pam. “I've...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus. “Obviously this is great news,” says Dr Coleman. “I am advised that in line with established...

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Vulnerable families and single people in need of housing in Christchurch will be better supported by a new short-term housing service, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. The Government is working with two community housing providers, Comcare...

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The Government needs to beef up aid efforts to cyclone-hit Vanuatu sooner rather than later, Labour's Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio says. Aid agencies say Cyclone Pam, which veered off its expected course and struck...

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Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has offered his sympathy and support to Pacific Island nations in the wake of the destruction Cyclone Pam has wrought. “My heart goes out to all those who have been affected. Cyclone Pam has caused...

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New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters will be making a crucial statement concerning the future of the Northland electorate at 11.45am at the Cameron St Mall, Whangarei, tomorrow, March 9. In it he will set out a crucial policy for the infrastructural...

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The Government is overcharging Kiwi businesses by $350 million a year in ACC levies, says Labour Leader Andrew Little, who says it's a move that costs 700 jobs and takes $70 million out of the economy. “It's time to stop the ACC rip-off....

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